So I know its a bit weird to post a build log of a car on a tech forum, but there are a few floating around here, so I figured I may as well post mine. I have recently come into possession of a free 1981 Toyota Celica Supra.
Pt 1. The Acquisition
A friend of mine got a hold of me at around 12:15 am about a month and a half ago and said "Hey, I know a guy in Chicago who just got a new car, and is giving away his old one. I know you've been looking for a car that's more interesting than your Alero and is a manual. It runs fine, but it needs a new clutch. We can probably do that ourselves. Let me know quick if you want it or not, because other people are interested in it as well."
Less than 12 hours later, we were hooking up a car trailer and on the road for the 300 mile drive from where I live in Michigan to Chicago. Then I got the bright idea to set the GPS to shortest distance to save on gas (Driving a 5.8L Magnum Durango isn't exactly cheap gas wise. Especially around $4.20 a gallon). That was the worst ride I've ever had. We went through 6 towns, 3 ghettos and 200 miles of back roads before I said screw it and set it to take us back to the highway. So we finally make it to Chicago around 8pm and find the car sitting in the parking lot of a 7-11 and a muffler shop.
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Then comes the ordeal of loading it onto the trailer... The trailer had a winch, but it didn't work. So we had to get it on using a ratchet strap, a couple of wheel chocks and bruit strength. It was not fun. It took 3 people almost a 2 hours to get it onto the trailer, but we managed to get it on and secured.
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Thats the guy who gave the car to me ^
We then got pizza with a friend of my friend (Deep dish of course), and by that point it was around 1 am, so the guy who gave me the car let us crash at his apartment for the night.
The next morning we secured all the straps and set out.
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Some jerk decided to tail gate me the whole way...
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But we managed to get it back to my house in one piece
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Pt 2 Its ALIVE... Coming Soon